In Tulum, all of the rivers are underground. This makes this the perfect location for a specialized type of diving called cenote diving. Although drift diving is a possibility here, many people travel to this destination specifically for the cenotes, which most of the dive centers in the area specialize in.
You'll find 7 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.
The dive shops available are listed here:
|Acuatic Tulum||(984) 871-2508||Central Tulum|
|Kay Op Dive Shop||--||0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum|
|MexiDivers||(984) 807-8805||2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum|
|Xibalba Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
If you want to go diving, you can check with Scuba Tulum. Specializing in cenote diving, this center offers PADI training and daily dives that take no more than four guests out for an excursion at a time. They are located within the heart of Tulum.
A second option is Dive Tulum Main. Dive Tulum is unique in that they put up all guests who are participating in a lengthy PADI certification program at a local hostel as they complete the course. During certification and for guests who have already completed training, they offer open water, cenote, and cave dives on a daily basis. You can call them at (984) 876-2367.
A third good option is Blue Experience. Pick your pleasure. Whether you're interested in reef diving or cenote diving, or even if you need PADI training Blue Experience is well-equipped to handle all of your scuba diving needs. They're located in the heart of Tulum.
Look through the following table to obtain information about area dive operators.
|Blue Experience||(984) 116-3185||Central Tulum|
|Dive Tulum Main||(984) 876-2367||Central Tulum|
|Easy Chango Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
|Halocline Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
|Lucky Fish||--||5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum|
|Scuba Tulum||--||Central Tulum|
Check out the table below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Discover Scuba||$ 85.0||$ 100.0|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 95.0||$ 135.0|
|Night Dive||$ 80.0||$ 110.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 375.0||$ 450.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 65.0||$ 85.0|
A few details concerning some of the area's major dive sites are shown in the chart below.
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||29.9||20.2741333333||-87.4862166667|
|Very Good||Open Water / CMAS *||45.9||20.3250920684||-87.3907196997|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||49.2||20.2464666667||-87.4640333333|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||183.7||20.3447833333||-87.4217333333|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.
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